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place at san francisco bart station and bart doesn't know who the man was but they are hoping surveillance cameras will explain how long he was inside the station. >> reporter: commuters use bart as they normally do today, service continues on schedule. but last night bart police made a discovery after a rider tried to take this elevate. >> nun of us ever heard that. >> reporter: it crushed the man who was on top of the car. this happened around 9:30 p.m. last night after police sweep stations, clearing out anyone inside. >> dangerous. very unusual. upsetting and disturbing. these circumstances. >> reporter: there are two ways to access that area, the ventilation shaft that was still secure and a elevating hatch. police are focusing on that hatch that is usually secured. there is hopes surveillance cameras might provide clues as to when he snuck inside. >> it is tress passing to stay in the -- trespassing to stay inside the station. >> reporter: they hired someone to monitor homeless individuals. reporting live in san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the bod
. >>> the search is over. the young museum in san francisco finally has a new director. some employees describe as a period of turmoil. >> reporter: workers here at the de young museum hasn't had a director over the last 6 months. during that time, there's been a contentious labor dispute. today the man who will head up san francisco fine arts museum promise to address employee morale. >> if gives me great pleasure to announce new director is colin d. bailey. >> reporter: the announcement was made this afternoon. 57-year-old colin bailey appointed as director of the de young museum. although board president diane doesn't see it that way. >> absolutely not. there was no turmoil. >> reporter: after the previous director, john buchanan died in late 2007. a number of museum workers claimed they were forced out. >> we got the power. >> reporter: a bitter labor dispute broke out with angry employees staging this protest. the board president herself has been criticized for wielding too much influence. something she denies. >> where is the problem. >> reporter: the man who will head you have san
as witnesses in this san francisco courtroom testified they saw the cyclist speeding and breaking traffic laws moments before striking wee when he and his wife were crossing. this carries a felony manslaughter charge. >> the evidence in this case is very strong to suggest that we have a gross negligence case. >> reporter: witnesses described him yelling, quote, hey, hey, hey, ho, ho, ho, before the crash. a pedestrian said he was going incredibly fast. it was an incredible impact. he flew and then the strike skidded across the pavement. >> we have video and witnesses and we have film. >> reporter: video plays in court today shows the violent collision. drivers said he ignored stop signs and stoplights but appeared to swerve away from pedestrians just before the crash. an expert testifying for the prosecution estimated the cyclist speed at 32 miles per hour, 7 miles over the speed limit. >> the cyclist wouldn't be traveling that fast, wouldn't be doing what this person was doing, but if he got to that point, you would probably lay the bike down or do something else instead of saying i'm going t
with that story, including why the archbishop of san francisco thinks the name the pope picked is significant here. >> ken? we apologize for the difficulties. mike mibach said the conclave was quick. conclaves used to drag on for weeks and months. the longest was from november to september. it took a long time to select the pope because of infighting among those who were given the decision. after three days by the way the cardinals would only get one meal a day. after five days just bread and water. again today's announcement of a new pope is historic. let's go back to ktvu's mike mibach for how it world received the news. >> reporter: the sign of the white smoke ignited a chilling roar from those in vatican city. >> there is a great deal of emotion. [ cheers and applause ] >> the bells of st. peters basilica started ringing. some started prayering. [ music playing ] [ singing ]. >> reporter: at 8:15 p.m. pope francis i emerged from the balcony. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: cardinal jorge mario bergoglio from argentina becomes the first pope from south america, first pope to name himself
to curve gun violence. ktvu's david stevenson is live in san francisco where their pain is still very raw. >> reporter: that's right. parents of the sandy hook elementary school children met here with leaders to encourage innovative new ways to stop gun violence. >> we are devastated. >> reporter: their stories brought the audience to tears. >> i held his little hand as we walked to the bus, i kissed him good-bye. for, as you know, the last time. >> reporter: they are the parents of three children that were among the 26 people killed in the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> three months after his death and i am still in a state of shock. i am determined to honor him and the others lost by dedicating myself to save other lives. >> reporter: they veined investors to launch -- joined investors to launch the initiative. in technology that will help curve gun violence, school safety and mental health analysis. >> if the tech community can create awesome companies like google, facebook and twitter we can turn our attention to innovating around safety. >> reporter: they
. more than 100 national events will be held today, including this one in san francisco. >> we have moms whose children were killed 35 days ago. >> reporter: president obama says restrictions can't end gun deaths or violence all together but restrictions make a difference. >> none of these ideas should be controversial. why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult? >> the nra responded, the economy is weak, national debt is mounting, too many americans are out of work. president obama's push ended as he hugged the mother whose stood with him today. >> reporter: live tonight, and the rally is expected to start in 30 minutes. we have a few people already ready here. they have signs, protect people, not guns. 2500 dead from gun violence. in 30 minutes we will talk to the marchers, how they plan to march. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> as the gun debate heats up people rallied that san francisco office of senator dianne feinstein today but this was different. they wanted to show their support for the senator for her gun control efforts. harry reid dropped her assault weapons ban
channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man this morning. police respond today third street and blue avenue after several people called 911 to say they heard shots fired. they found the man lying near the corner with several gunshot wounds. two blocks away officer arrest add 22-year-old man running from the scene, and they also recovered a gun they believe might have been used in this homicide. they have not said what the motive might have been. >>> the man accused of a fatal drive by shooting that ultimately killed three people on the las vegas strip made his first court appearance today in los angeles. 26-year-old amar harris did not speak or enter a plea. he was ordered to return to court next week so nevada officials could begin extradition hearings. he was arrested last weeks in la after a week-long man hunt. it began with a shooting and crash that killed three people including aspiring oakland rapper kenneth cherry, jr. in las vegas. five others were injured: in less than two hours the los gatos city council is expect tod
in the clergy. san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the cardinals will follow a strict daily ritual behind closed doors with two rounds of voting in the morning and two rounds of voting in the afternoon. a decision requiring a 2/3 majority plus one or 77 votes. once that happens, the public will be informed by white smoke from a chapel chimney and the ringing of the bells. if no pope is chosen for saturday, they will break for a day of prayer and reflection. the very latest on the selection of a new pope, including a slide show of the leading candidates. you can find it all under the conclave tab. catholic church is coming under scrutiny on how to spend money in the u.s. at 5:25, the loophole in legislation allowing the church to avoid full disclosure and why some groups say that's the problem. >>> a preschoolteacher has been accused of tieing up one of her students because the two-year- old refused to take a nap. john is live outside that preschool in pleasantton with the key piece of evidence the police say they have. john. >> reporter: frank, there is the center point pre
arrested a demonstrator in san francisco today during a protest against the city's nudity ban. >> today's demonstration came as nudists resubmitted a complaint against the ban. they also filed a complaint against city police for what they call discriminatory laws. >>> on the final leg of president obama's four day tour he went to jordan where he pledged money for a food plague going on. before leaving president obama layedwreaths. upon landing in jordan the president met with king abdulla. >> what they're looking for is replacing oppression with freedom and opportunity and democracy. >> reporter: the conflict has had a major affect on jordan. king abdula asked for help. >> the numbers have just competed 250,000 syrians that is 10% of our population. >> reporter: if president announced his administration will work with congress to provide jordan with aid this year to help the huge number of refugees. >> it's heartbreaking, the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we've seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we do. >> reporter: the two also talks a
the state people rallied, including here at san francisco city hall, to celebrate the implementation of the affordable care act and they are urging leaders to do more to make sure it works. >> okay. so continue -- >> reporter: at the clinic the doctor treats patients for free, people who don't have insurance and welcomes the affordable care act. >> i think there will be a number of years where there will be lot of working through the glitches. >> reporter: in 2014, 6 million uninsured will be covered. >> 50% of our patients won't be eligible because of issues. >> we came, we saw. we passed healthcare. >> dave: they celebrated celebrated the affordable care act three year anniversary. >> when people have access to a doctor or clinic they use emergency services less. >> the challenge is getting the word out about covered california, where people will sign up. >> california is ahead of the game. >> reporter: while advocates give california good marks they say they need to finish the job in expanding medical to absorb the people who will be insured. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >
in for gasia mikaelian. we will get to that story in a minute. but first a gas leak in san francisco that caused the evacuation of four buildings and a shelter in place at a hospital is just coming to an end. a 2-inch gas main this afternoon collapsed because of construction work. it happened at san jose avenue and duncan street near st. luke's hospital. now we just spoke to a pg & e official who says the pipe broke after a construction crew dug a deep trench without shoring up the wall. the pipe twisted and broke. this all happened around 3:15 and pg & e crews stopped the flow of gas in about an hour. the evacuations and shelter in place order were lifted in the last hour. streets in the area have also been reopened but four apartment buildings are without gas but repairs should be finished by 7:00 tonight. >>> now back to the death of venezuelan president hugo chavez. he's been sick for some time and he was only 58 years old. robert handa is live with the reaction of the venezuelan community here. >> reporter: well today that atmosphere shifted a bit as news came that the venezuel
stops in sacramento and sparks nevada. now they have two daily departures from san francisco to the silver legacy resort in reno. it is selling a number of tickets for $1 a piece. >>> tomorrow officials at waste management is promising to finish up garbage routes that were missed this morning. clerical workers joined with landfill workers outside the headquarters and held pickets. they are upset about wages and work conditions. union members two drive garbage trucks honored the picket lines. >> this job is dangerous, you have to be careful not to get hurt, it's a struggle. they are fed up. they are fed up, we're going to continue to do this until they represent us. >> they have a right to do what they want to do. we have to service our customers. >> members of the international longshore and warehouse union said they called the strike because they were frustrated by contract negotiations. >>> a british house has the violin played by the band master of the titanic as it sank. one of the 1500 people who died when the titanic struck the high school berg. his vine -- iceberg the
.7 quake was centered around 7 miles out in the pacific from san francisco. the u.s. gs website shows a couple of dozen people said they felt the small shaker which happened just before 12:30. the quake was more than 4 miles deep. >> only on 2, we learned just how many guns have been confiscated from travelers passing through bay area airports. >> back here in 10 minutes there's a little bit of coastal fog showing up. temperatures on the increase. your weekend around the corner. how warm is it going to get? i'll let you know. >>> state senator mike leno is making a renewed effort to make it harder to hold gun shows at cal palace. see the cal palace is on state land so san mateo and san francisco county have no say about gun shows there. leno's bill aims to change that. >> the county of san mateo and the board of supervisors of the county of san francisco merely have to pass a resolution in support of having the gun show here. >> reporter: leno's bill is said to be considered by state senate committees this spring. >>> guns found at sfo and oakland airport. it's a story you will see on
's website and san francisco is where all of this started. the state court legalized same sex marriage in 2008 but then proposition 8 was passed there have been many protests and rallies on this these steps in san francisco. gay marriage supporters are back again today. >> i'm happy that it's happening right now. to me it means there will be a change, a positive change coming out of this. this decision is actually made. >> fighting for my rights, for the lights of the community and i'm showing i care and that i want equal treatment under the law. >> while we may disagree with other clergy who feel differently we still stand with the couples and the families that are waiting for this day of justice to happen. >> reporter: as you can see people have been bringing rainbow flags, signs, wearing t- shirts, all in support of a reinstatement of gay marriage in the state of california. if not nationwide. i have been looking around the crowd in the area and i haven't seen anybody who is in support of proposition eight. of course that is the gay marriage ban but this is going to last until ei
and a cap in the atmosphere 2500 feet. we have another camera towards san francisco and this is about 35 miles away and you can see the smoke way out in the distance. you get an idea where the plume is and is heading in the upper levels from the west to the east but this is all just a fairly weak flow. as far as the location reports this is on sherman island as we take a closer inspection with the live storm tracker 2 mapping system and there's the location. wind speeds we're talking about those and they are on the right side. typically this area, winds from 15 to 25 miles an hour. this afternoon the latest reports, a calm wind, fairfield, travis air force base and winds out in the west and concord out of the northwest at 9 miles an hour. we'll keep an eye in the forecast, as well and rain chances next couple days. >> some people were injure when had a pickup truck crash into a tryst store this afternoon. it happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the theft center on say know ma boulevard. a fire department captain tells us an elderly driver plowed into the store injuring four shoppers inside
identified as 38-year-old mark biancini of san francisco. the truck was reported stolen from castro valley several days ago. >> he was laying face-down into the mud and policemen were in back securing him and then got him up, brought him down the drive. >> the suspect was booked on several charges, including felony evasion, drug possession and resisting arrest. >>> tonight, president obama is just hours away from signing an executive order that officially puts $85 billion in budget cuts into effect. and with sequestration about to become a reality, the president turned to the world of fantasy to express his frustration. >> reporter: failing to see eye to eye, the president and top four congressional leaders walked away from the negotiating table with no plan to avert or replace $85 billion in forced spending cuts set to kick in at midnight. >> we shouldn't be making a series of dumb, arbitrary cuts to things that businesses depend on. >> it's about taking on the spending problem here in washington. >> reporter: the president and democrats want to close tax loopholes. >> we believe that we
if that person is the one who had the gun. we'll of course be following the ongoing situation in san francisco and have much more coming up on the 10:00 news. >>> for the fourth time in just over 24 hours, bay area police have used deadly force on a suspect. the latest happening early this morning. the first officer-involved shooting occurred at 12:30 yesterday morning in san francisco with a daly city police officer shooting the driver of a stolen car. later that day in san jose, police opened fire on a man fleeing from officers at about 3:30 in the afternoon. then in union city, police there killed the suspect at about 10:00 last night. a few hours later, in neighboring hayward, another suspect was shot and killed by police early this morning. ktvu's allie rasmus is live. >> he started out heading this direction toward us. the car drove through this island here. if you take a look at the pavement you can see some of the scrape marks where the hub cap scraped the concrete. it jumped the curve and crashed in to the post on the corner. >> reporter: a tow truck hauled an older model honda away f
when i left here today. he would have been very happy with it. >> reporter: teams from san francisco and chicago among others. >> the fact that it's the first time in the history of santa cruz. it's very sad. that stands out the most. >> reporter: he watched as helicopter fly over in a missing man formation. earlier in the day a motorcade led a line of police vehicles. it took 10 charter buses to carry the friends and family members that wanted to attend. one man told us he spent time with butch baker talking about the officers coming up retirement and his love of cars. >> he was going to restore a car after he tired. and i thought about all the things he is not going to be able to do. >> reporter: we're going to talk about all the families who attended today and why they say their children had to be here. maureen naylor. >>> police officers came from all over the bay area to pay tribute to those fallen police officers. we saw police from several departments. many traveled in conveys, motorcycles and patrol cars to hp pavilion in san jose. this is the badge from the officers from the
are honoring the pope. in san francisco they held a thanksgiving mass this morning. there were special prayers and thanks for the pope's service to the church. >> in communion we pray this morning. the peace of christ will fill his heart and guide his path for years to come. >> definitely a new thing for the catholic church. he was a wonderful pope. a nice way to recognize. >> san jose is set to hold a special mass tonight. >>> police caught the man in connection with a triple homicide. ammar harris was arrested today by a team of police and federal agents in north hollywood. ammar harris fired five shots into a maserati killing kenneth wayne cherry jr. the maserati slammed into a taxi killing two others. he has an extensive criminal history. >>> police are looking for those involved in a shooting. shots rang out after 10:30 a.m. this morning. just a couple blocks away from the bart station. investigators say no one was injured, though two vehicles were hit by bullets. >>> police have a suspect in custody following a fatal stabbing this afternoon, it happened at a home in what police describe
without warning and then dropped him to the pavement. the long time san francisco chronicle vendor died of his injuries a few weeks later. the da's office says it's not ruling out the possibility of charging cassel some time in the future. in the meantime he remains in custody on unrelated drug and theft charges. >>> grief counselors were available at lincoln high school as word spread that the victim was an eleventh gladier at the school. officials have identified donye as the pedestrian killed on the train tracks. the school's principal said he was known for his love of music. there's no word on why he was on the tracks. >>> san jose police are looking for a light colored suv involved in a drive by shooting. the shooting happened just before 8:00 last night on hopkins drive. school leaders ran outside when they heard the shots and offered help to the victim. he suffered at least one gunshot wound and is expected to recover. school officials say they believe he may have been a former student at fisher but the shooting was not school related. >> it didn't involve the activities on campu
in san francisco indicted a former ceo and business associate in connection with an alleged scheme involving the investment of $3 billion. vet store investigators say the fee was paid to the private firm. the sec filed a similar lawsuit against them last year >> contra costa -- 34-year-old raymond harris died at 6:20 thursday night after being shot on the stairs leading to the station. it appears the shooting happened after an argument. anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contract authorities. >> >> an alleged terrorist linked to american journal daniel pearl has been arrested in pakistan. pearl, who reported for "wall street journal" was bee headed in 2002 by anti-american militants. later that year, a terrorist convicted of pearl's murder along with three other, pakistani rangers say they have a man in custody, former head of a terrorist group that apparently also had a role in his death. >> >> this week marks the 10th anniversary of the star in iraq. it began march 19th, 2003 with what the military describes at shock and awe. since then, 3400 u.s. service memb
a viccancy for the eastern district of california. he is a san francisco native. he was appointed in 2002 to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. o
. >>> a family in the san francisco bay view district received a rude awakening when a car slammed spoke their house and the driver took off. it happened about 4:00 this morning on haas street. people thought it was an earthquake but then saw the car in the side of the house. the crash did about $10,000 worth of damage. >> it knocked all of are you stuff to the garage and the paper and the dryer completely broken and pushed the dryer all the way in, and we have to get a new dryer, just crazy. >> the witnesses couldn't tell if the driver was a man or a woman. police say that the person may have been intoxicated and when that person is caught, she or he will at the very least face hit and run charges. >>> and the giant's superstar buster poseyy signed a new contract today, an eight-year deal that will pay $167 million. that's a little over $20 million per year and the biggest contract in giants' history and the most ever for a major league catcher. posey was the national league batting champ last season hitting .336. he is set to speak at 5:20 from at&t park, and we'll bring that to you li
. >> reporter: in san francisco names of service members and those fallen are on the block. a group of veterans and human rights organizers reflected on the toll of the war. scott olsen who was critically injured spoke to the crowd today about his experience in iraq. >> 8 of the marines in my batallion did not make it home. i did not see a liberty rock. i saw an occupation. >> the legacy is a broken generation. >> reporter: graham is a skilled organizer. they launccampaign, right to heal. >> we're pushing the government to totally over hall the system and provide more case officers and help. >> reporter: more than 30,000 americans were wounded in iraq. back in lafayette, those who did not lose a loved one is still wondering about the cost. >> too many lives were lost and nothing was accomplished as of today. >> reporter: coming up at 6 we'll have more on what veterans think are the important issues they're still facing. >>> more details now on the cost of the war. researchers say it will cost $2.2 trillion. t
. police arrested a man an innocent man and they identified him as page of san francisco. he faces a series of drug charges as well as a vehicle pursuit. >>> they caught the group spraying graffiti on land hadn't street south of market. they found several bags and backpacks filled with spray paint and 11 people were all taken into custody and officers say they are all likely to face felony charges. >>> many are camping out waiting in line for a seat for this week's moral arguments discussing same-sex marriages and they are hear more on the voter approved ban known as proposition 8 and justices will hear arguments about the federal defensive act which defines marriage only between a man and woman. and we will hear on more arriving on the opinion and we get more coverage from christina wells. >> reporter: centered in this debate whether marriage should be considered a gov. -- government issue. >> there are certain things that should not be put up for a vote and gay people and like nongay people deserve to build a life and have dreams of having a family. >> reporter: outlawing same-sex marriag
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